january, 2020

sat18jan4:00 PM7:00 PMArm Knitted Blankets4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Type of Class/Workshop:Adult Beginner,Adult Crafts

Event Details

How about the coolest way to impress your friends and family this Winter: let’s learn to arm knit! In this Saturday afternoon workshop, our friend Rachel will teach you the beginner-friendly method of arm knitting (really, even the least coordinated of you out there can handle this with a bit of help, it’s much simpler than *real* knitting with needles!) so you can knit up your own chunky and cozy throw blanket for your home.


Materials Needed: Each student must purchase the appropriate amount of Jumbo yarn for their blanket. This is the fattest/largest yarn available, and if you purchase a thinner yarn (often called chunky or bulky) it will result in a looser knitted blanket and is not recommended. Michael’s and Joann’s both have jumbo yarn and it can be purchased online or in store. *The minimum number of balls needed is 6  (around 150 yards of yarn) which will make a throw sized blanket, which is the size you will be able to finish during class*

If you’d like a larger blanket you should purchase more balls of yarn, or if you are uncertain, you can always purchase more and return them.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the yarn! We are happy to help you shop!

Here are a few resources that you can purchase online:

Flora Knit Wool Chunky (100% Merino Wool, nice and fancy!) 

Paradise Fibers Arm Knit Blanket Yarn. Look for the Acrylic options for $120/blanket.

Free Spirit Jumbo Ombre- many colors in stock to buy online and pick in Toms River Michael’s (this is the yarn in the class image) 

Loops & Threads Ariel Big! Yarn  (Poly/wool/spandex) Grey, Pink and Dusty Blue are in stock to ship

Loops & Threads Chunky Grande (100% Acrylic) Dusty Pastel Multi, Dark Grey and a Brighter Multi Colored version are in stock to ship

Loops & Strands Chunky Luxe Big (100% Acrylic)  Some colors are available to ship, others to pick up at Michael’s in Toms River 

Chenille Yarn (super soft!) on Amazon (need 6-8 balls) 

All Jumbo Yarn choices on Hobbylobby.com, most in stock and ready to ship.

If you find a bulky yarn, but not jumbo, that you’d like to use, please purchase 2x the amount recommended and you will knit with 2 strands at a time.


(Saturday) 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!